Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2017)

KIYOSHI KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Japan, 2017.  Django Film, Nikkatsu.  Screenplay by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Sachiko Tanaka, based on the play by Tomohiro Maekawa.  Cinematography by Akiko Ashizawa.  Music by Yûsuke Hayashi.  Film Editing by Kôichi Takahashi.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.   Three aliens come to Earth and take over human bodies, sent here on a scouting mission to get to…

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Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary)

BBBB (out of 5) Three sisters attend the funeral of their estranged father, where they encounter both the little girl he fathered with his mistress as well as the wife to whom he was married when he died.  Immediately liking young Suzu, they invite her to come and live with them where they become protectors…

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